Let’s roll like VIPs this Thursday.
Last night, I helped to welcome in the future with a few Charlotte notables, neighborhood leaders, and residents eager for change.
Due to my NDA I’m not allowed to share explicit details concerning this awesome new project I’m working on in Charlotte (at least not yet). Let’s just say the ecosystem will be getting a boost in the right direction for addressing tech access and education, workforce development, and advancing the entrepreneurship beat of the city.
My friend Scott Lundgren, who teaches data analytics and coding at Tech Talent South, joined me last night in celebration. Perhaps soon I’ll bum a few intro classes to give away via ThePLUG.
Toward a future-proof society,
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MARK BERGEN | RECODE
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DANIELLE DREILINGER | NOLA
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RYKESHA HUDSON | THE VOICE ONLINE
DeRay McKesson Will Temporarily Lead Human Capital at Baltimore City Public Schools
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